Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Barbara Allen

One of Dylan's most beautiful vocal performances. Recorded in 1962 at The Gaslight Cafe. 'Nough said. Prepare to wring out your hankies:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayXJqB6EgZA

A truly ancient song this. Samuel Pepys noted hearing it in his famous diary in 1666. For those few of you who didn't have the patience to listen through the Dylan, I also like John Travolta's short, but oh so sweet, version from his 2004 film A Love Song for Bobby Long:



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